eHarmony Confirms Password Hack
Dating website eHarmony last night acknowledged that it too was caught up in the hack that compromised about 6 million LinkedIn passwords.
“After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected,” eHarmony said in a blog post. “We are continuing to investigate but would like to provide the following actions we are taking to protect our members.”
“As a precaution,” eHarmony reset passwords for affected members, who will receive emails with instructions on how to update their accounts…
Cluley criticized eHarmony for not urging users who used their eHarmony passwords on other websites to change them immediately. “Doing so is a recipe for disaster - because if you get hacked in one place, all of your other online accounts at other sites which use the same password could fall shortly afterwards,” he wrote.